US M3 #7 - The shell is an original WWII M3 Aircrew ‘Flak’ helmet. The heat- stamp was not evident. The shell is fitted with two hinged ear flaps; there was no O/D felt pads present; these have been replaced. When acquired, the outer shell and ear flaps had evidence of the original paint; the inner shell was in poor condition but no serious rust. The shell was damaged at the crown with dints; this has been smoothed out with filler. The shell was stripped to bare metal, repaired, primed and painted in olive-drab with a textured outer surface. There was no original liner present. The liner webbing has been replaced with a brand new OD3, M1 type triple weave harness; this has been modified and adapted to fit the M3. A new sweatband has also been fitted.
A new OD3 chinstrap set has been fabricated and fitted with male and female snaps to connect the ends per originals. The helmet has the emblem for the United States Army Air Corps stenciled at the front-centre. $530 AUD